AMT 1971 PINTO AND REVELL THAMES PANEL KITBASH
BUILT BY IRA DAHM (5/71)
MORE COLOR PHOTOS BELOW
The "PIRANHA" is the first article
I did for Car Model Magazine, back in 1971. I just recently unpacked it,
cleaned it up and repaired it. The chassis is from the Thames Panel Truck
with the engine and roll cage from the Pinto. All the wiring was done with
different thicknesses of sewing thread. The big rear slicks are made from
both pairs of slicks from the kits, glued together and then taped over with
black masking tape.
The Pinto body was first cut out to fit the
Thames panel truck rear section. All the cuts on the bodies were made with
the Auto World "Auto Cutter". The Pinto hood was extended and
a new windshield frame was made from "L" shaped strip plastic.
A rear roll pan was made from sheet plastic. The headlight "Bullets"
are the Thames headlight housings.
The "PIRANHA" was painted with
AMT''s Devil Red and then finished with Testor's Glosscoat.